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Coronavirus: Hong Kong mulls rescue plans for residents stranded in Hubei province

Pledge comes after newspaper decries official response and announces plans to charter its own rescue plane.

23 Feb 2020 - 8:31AM

Pledge comes after newspaper decries official response and announces plans to charter its own rescue plane.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong mulls rescue plans for residents stranded in Hubei province
Coronavirus: as Diamond Princess cruise ship evacuees return from Japan, Hong Kong confirms 70th infection

Meanwhile, three more patients tested preliminarily positive, two of whom visited the same Buddhist temple as the newly confirmed patient.

23 Feb 2020 - 10:36AM

Meanwhile, three more patients tested preliminarily positive, two of whom visited the same Buddhist temple as the newly confirmed patient.

Coronavirus: as Diamond Princess cruise ship evacuees return from Japan, Hong Kong confirms 70th infection
Scores of Hongkongers hit by mask scam on Facebook, hundreds more could be fraud victims since coronavirus outbreak

Consumer Council members believes an organised gang is behind the con, which preys on those trying to protect themselves from Covid-19.

22 Feb 2020 - 2:33AM

Consumer Council members believes an organised gang is behind the con, which preys on those trying to protect themselves from Covid-19.

Scores of Hongkongers hit by mask scam on Facebook, hundreds more could be fraud victims since coronavirus outbreak
Coronavirus: 84 more passengers from Diamond Princess return to Hong Kong on second flight, but blunder forces 18 to pay for their own evacuation

Government-chartered flight from Japan lands at Hong Kong airport at 1.30am, taking total number of evacuees to 190.

22 Feb 2020 - 11:58AM

Government-chartered flight from Japan lands at Hong Kong airport at 1.30am, taking total number of evacuees to 190.

Coronavirus: 84 more passengers from Diamond Princess return to Hong Kong on second flight, but blunder forces 18 to pay for their own evacuation
Coronavirus: agonising delay for Hongkongers stranded on cruise ship in Japan with Canadian citizens given priority, as four more cases confirmed locally

Ten more residents on Diamond Princess taken ill with Covid-19 as their government-chartered flight is being pushed back to Friday.

21 Feb 2020 - 12:00PM

Ten more residents on Diamond Princess taken ill with Covid-19 as their government-chartered flight is being pushed back to Friday.

Coronavirus: agonising delay for Hongkongers stranded on cruise ship in Japan with Canadian citizens given priority, as four more cases confirmed locally
Coronavirus: Diamond Princess misery continues for Hongkongers as second evacuation delayed, while number of infected city passengers soars to 65

The number of local infections on coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess rises by 10 to 65. Second airlift for city passengers delayed until Friday night.

21 Feb 2020 - 12:15AM

The number of local infections on coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess rises by 10 to 65. Second airlift for city passengers delayed until Friday night.

Coronavirus: Diamond Princess misery continues for Hongkongers as second evacuation delayed, while number of infected city passengers soars to 65
Coronavirus: at least 102 Hongkongers on Diamond Princess cruise in Japan to be brought home on chartered flight

City officials express impatience with pace of processing by Japanese authorities, who are prioritising screening according to age.

20 Feb 2020 - 6:29AM

City officials express impatience with pace of processing by Japanese authorities, who are prioritising screening according to age.

Coronavirus: at least 102 Hongkongers on Diamond Princess cruise in Japan to be brought home on chartered flight
Coronavirus: online rumours claiming cold wind could carry disease to Hong Kong from Wuhan ‘totally groundless’, says top meteorologist

Former Hong Kong Observatory director Lam Chiu-ying says claims made online have no basis, as mercury drops to 10.6 degrees Celsius in Tsim Sha Tsui on Sunday evening, the lowest so far this year.

16 Feb 2020 - 8:27PM

Former Hong Kong Observatory director Lam Chiu-ying says claims made online have no basis, as mercury drops to 10.6 degrees Celsius in Tsim Sha Tsui on Sunday evening, the lowest so far this year.

Coronavirus: online rumours claiming cold wind could carry disease to Hong Kong from Wuhan ‘totally groundless’, says top meteorologist
Coronavirus: Hong Kong to arrange chartered flights to bring home residents stranded on quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship

The free flights will carry Hong Kong residents who are allowed to disembark, Security Bureau says.

16 Feb 2020 - 1:48AM

The free flights will carry Hong Kong residents who are allowed to disembark, Security Bureau says.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong to arrange chartered flights to bring home residents stranded on quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship
Coronavirus: no new confirmed cases in Hong Kong but health officials say no reason to believe outbreak has reached peak

But with the good news came a warning from health officials over their dwindling supplies of personal protective gear and masks.

15 Feb 2020 - 11:50PM

But with the good news came a warning from health officials over their dwindling supplies of personal protective gear and masks.

Coronavirus: no new confirmed cases in Hong Kong but health officials say no reason to believe outbreak has reached peak
Coronavirus: Hong Kong doctors and nurses working in Shenzhen hospital risk it all with plan to treat patients in Wuhan

Poon Tak-lun, from University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital, says team of 60 doctors, nurses wants to be airlifted into epicentre of outbreak.

15 Feb 2020 - 9:35PM

Poon Tak-lun, from University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital, says team of 60 doctors, nurses wants to be airlifted into epicentre of outbreak.

Coronavirus: Hong Kong doctors and nurses working in Shenzhen hospital risk it all with plan to treat patients in Wuhan
Coronavirus: Macau will give residents 2.2 billion patacas worth of vouchers to boost economy once outbreak is over

Each permanent resident will be given a card with a stored value of 3,000 patacas to boost consumption, Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai-nong says.

14 Feb 2020 - 7:41AM

Each permanent resident will be given a card with a stored value of 3,000 patacas to boost consumption, Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai-nong says.

Coronavirus: Macau will give residents 2.2 billion patacas worth of vouchers to boost economy once outbreak is over
Pangolin scale smugglers: a few culprits caught, but masterminds behind illegal wildlife trade evade arrest

Despite worldwide ban, there’s big money in sending ivory and pangolin scales to China.

3 Feb 2020 - 1:25PM

Despite worldwide ban, there’s big money in sending ivory and pangolin scales to China.

Pangolin scale smugglers: a few culprits caught, but masterminds behind illegal wildlife trade evade arrest
Hong Kong universities start new term still scarred by protest havoc, leaving some students mulling city exit

Security strengthened at Polytechnic, City and Baptist universities for return to studies, but some facilities still being repaired about two months after worst violence.

13 Jan 2020 - 11:58PM

Security strengthened at Polytechnic, City and Baptist universities for return to studies, but some facilities still being repaired about two months after worst violence.

Hong Kong universities start new term still scarred by protest havoc, leaving some students mulling city exit
Hong Kong enters winter peak flu season with 23 outbreaks in schools or public facilities in past four days, nearly six times that of last two weeks

Authorities expect number of cases to continue to rise and urge public to get vaccinated as early as possible, and observe strict hygiene.

9 Jan 2020 - 11:01PM

Authorities expect number of cases to continue to rise and urge public to get vaccinated as early as possible, and observe strict hygiene.

Hong Kong enters winter peak flu season with 23 outbreaks in schools or public facilities in past four days, nearly six times that of last two weeks
Hong Kong labour chief wants maternity bill fast-tracked after months of political manoeuvring cause legislation backlog

Hong Kong’s labour minister Law Chi-kwong makes surprise proposal as means of bypassing House Committee which pan-democrats have brought to a standstill.

9 Jan 2020 - 11:01PM

Hong Kong’s labour minister Law Chi-kwong makes surprise proposal as means of bypassing House Committee which pan-democrats have brought to a standstill.

Hong Kong labour chief wants maternity bill fast-tracked after months of political manoeuvring cause legislation backlog
Kitchen fire thought to be behind flat blaze that injures 11 in Hong Kong’s North Point

Two of those hurt in the incident were found unconscious on a staircase in Tai Hing Building on Chun Yeung Street.

8 Jan 2020 - 10:57PM

Two of those hurt in the incident were found unconscious on a staircase in Tai Hing Building on Chun Yeung Street.

Kitchen fire thought to be behind flat blaze that injures 11 in Hong Kong’s North Point
Supplies of N95 mask running low in Hong Kong as Wuhan virus scare sparks panic buying and marked-up prices

Respirator widely used in 2003’s Sars outbreak is going for double or triple usual price tag as retailers cope with limited stock.

22 Jan 2020 - 4:49PM

Respirator widely used in 2003’s Sars outbreak is going for double or triple usual price tag as retailers cope with limited stock.

Supplies of N95 mask running low in Hong Kong as Wuhan virus scare sparks panic buying and marked-up prices
China pneumonia: Hong Kong authorities take low-key approach to passengers arriving in Hong Kong on Wuhan trains

Screening facilities West Kowloon rail terminus appear to be bypassed by travellers disembarking from Wuhan services. Health chief stands by response at high-speed rail station.

22 Jan 2020 - 4:49PM

Screening facilities West Kowloon rail terminus appear to be bypassed by travellers disembarking from Wuhan services. Health chief stands by response at high-speed rail station.

China pneumonia: Hong Kong authorities take low-key approach to passengers arriving in Hong Kong on Wuhan trains
Lung Wah Hotel’s restaurant area, famed for roast pigeon dish and featured in Hong Kong films, catches fire

Blaze mostly damages outdoor area with no injuries reported, but investigations are under way into cause of incident. Restaurant, which is still operating, has entertained celebrity diners such as Bruce Lee.

4 Jan 2020 - 11:02PM

Blaze mostly damages outdoor area with no injuries reported, but investigations are under way into cause of incident. Restaurant, which is still operating, has entertained celebrity diners such as Bruce Lee.

Lung Wah Hotel’s restaurant area, famed for roast pigeon dish and featured in Hong Kong films, catches fire
Hong Kong district councillors kick off new term with pledge to pursue protesters’ demands amid anti-government movement

Members in both Sai Kung district, and Central and Western district vote to set up working groups to look into police action in their areas.

3 Jan 2020 - 1:21AM

Members in both Sai Kung district, and Central and Western district vote to set up working groups to look into police action in their areas.

Hong Kong district councillors kick off new term with pledge to pursue protesters’ demands amid anti-government movement
Young woman from mainland China robbed and beaten after two men break into her hotel room in Hong Kong

Hotel guest from mainland China said two young men in their 20s had broken into her room at Harbour Plaza Resort City in Tin Shui Wai.

29 Dec 2019 - 7:54PM

Hotel guest from mainland China said two young men in their 20s had broken into her room at Harbour Plaza Resort City in Tin Shui Wai.

Young woman from mainland China robbed and beaten after two men break into her hotel room in Hong Kong
Hong Kong teenage trio arrested over theft of three minibuses, with one suspect accused of driving vehicle and crashing it into another

Police detain two boys and one girl aged 13 to 14, near Siu Hong MTR station in Tuen Mun in the small hours of Sunday.

29 Dec 2019 - 5:57PM

Police detain two boys and one girl aged 13 to 14, near Siu Hong MTR station in Tuen Mun in the small hours of Sunday.

Hong Kong teenage trio arrested over theft of three minibuses, with one suspect accused of driving vehicle and crashing it into another
Hong Kong’s top officials promise raft of economic measures in new year and coming budget address to help city tide over recession, warning of ‘tough tests’ ahead

Comments were made separately by Financial Secretary Paul Chan, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung and commerce chief Edward Yau.

29 Dec 2019 - 11:27PM

Comments were made separately by Financial Secretary Paul Chan, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung and commerce chief Edward Yau.

Hong Kong’s top officials promise raft of economic measures in new year and coming budget address to help city tide over recession, warning of ‘tough tests’ ahead
Hong Kong police union chief condemns protesters who claim ‘peaceful’ tag, and says they are just as guilty as violent radicals

Chairman of Junior Police Officers’ Association hits out at those who assist others or simply stand and watch violence unfold.

28 Dec 2019 - 11:30PM

Chairman of Junior Police Officers’ Association hits out at those who assist others or simply stand and watch violence unfold.

Hong Kong police union chief condemns protesters who claim ‘peaceful’ tag, and says they are just as guilty as violent radicals
Hong Kong police admit officer showing reporter’s ID to live-streaming camera during protest was ‘inappropriate’

Journalist was covering unrest in Tai Po when police checked his ID and an officer displayed his personal information to about 10,000 viewers. Privacy watchdog has already promised a ‘proactive investigation’.

27 Dec 2019 - 11:42PM

Journalist was covering unrest in Tai Po when police checked his ID and an officer displayed his personal information to about 10,000 viewers. Privacy watchdog has already promised a ‘proactive investigation’.

Hong Kong police admit officer showing reporter’s ID to live-streaming camera during protest was ‘inappropriate’
Year-end festive cheer dampened for some as Hong Kong welcomes Christmas with return to protest chaos

Some Hong Kong residents are not willing to travel far from home for gatherings with loved ones, fearing transport problems.

25 Dec 2019 - 3:09PM

Some Hong Kong residents are not willing to travel far from home for gatherings with loved ones, fearing transport problems.

Year-end festive cheer dampened for some as Hong Kong welcomes Christmas with return to protest chaos
Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR stations close as Hong Kong marks Christmas Eve with return to tear gas on streets and protest chaos in malls

Police chief visits officers earlier in evening, calling on ‘black-clad rioters’ not to bring destruction back on the streets for Christmas.

25 Dec 2019 - 5:46AM

Police chief visits officers earlier in evening, calling on ‘black-clad rioters’ not to bring destruction back on the streets for Christmas.

Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui MTR stations close as Hong Kong marks Christmas Eve with return to tear gas on streets and protest chaos in malls
More domestic helpers in Hong Kong using online platforms to send money home, with ongoing protests seen as part of reason

Unrest has made it more difficult to travel around the city, forcing domestic workers to stay at home on their rest day, says Mahee Leclerc of HelperChoice.

24 Dec 2019 - 11:00AM

Unrest has made it more difficult to travel around the city, forcing domestic workers to stay at home on their rest day, says Mahee Leclerc of HelperChoice.

More domestic helpers in Hong Kong using online platforms to send money home, with ongoing protests seen as part of reason
National security law in Hong Kong unlikely any time soon despite Beijing’s renewed calls, say political veterans

Pro-establishment heavyweights say controversial legislation is necessary but implementation will not be possible for years.

22 Dec 2019 - 10:48PM

Pro-establishment heavyweights say controversial legislation is necessary but implementation will not be possible for years.

National security law in Hong Kong unlikely any time soon despite Beijing’s renewed calls, say political veterans